I thought I would tell this story and post pics to show how lucky netrider dcsrhat was today. A couple of lessons will also be included for the newbs amongst us. dcsrhat and myself took the scenic route via the Natio on the way back from the HRCA ride today. dcsrhat led the way and we were taking it relatively easy as the roads were wet. (Lesson 1, riding to the conditions) As we rounded a left hander dcsrhat lost traction on his rear and proceeded to slide across his lane into the path of and into an on coming car. I can only imagine what he was feeilng because I stained my pants watching it all unfold. Luckily he let go of his bike and only it and not he hit the first vehicle. the car Was it instinct or luck that he was not travelling with his bike into the first vehicle? A bit of both I think. From what I saw he kept his wits about him and was able to make a split second decision so as not to put his body in harms way. (could that be lesson 2?) Judging by the damage his bike caused to the car it would have hurt, if just a little. But it doesn't end here. There was a vehicle travelling behind the first, and quite closely, and after avoiding the first dcsrhat was heading, via a roll/slide, straight for the front of the following van. Somehow he managed to find his feet and spin into the side of the second vehicle leaving a nice little dint on the quarter panel and cracking the windscreen. The second car http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV1HMlFA I pulled over as quickly as possible. Luckily I was travelling at a safe distance behind, ( lesson 3), so avoided being involved in the incident. As I ran over to the scene I was amazed to find dcsrhat walking about, cussing loudly at his bike mind you, and assessing the other vehicles occupants to make sure no one was injured. He was of course wearing all his protective gear. (yes another one, lesson 4). Now that we knew everyone was okay details were exchanged and (lesson 5) insurance details. So fortunately for dcsrhat as well as not being injured, bar a few bruises and maybe a bit of pride, he will be covered for all damages and get a new ride. (maybe you'll get the black one you wanted this time). Before posting the rest of the pics I'd like to say a big thanks to the people that helped by directing traffic, the group of riders who were on the HRCA ride who stopped and helped put his bike right way up and disconnect the battery and all the others who were willing to offer their help as well. Alive and well I hope people can see that if you take out any one component of either not being insured, riding outside your limits, not riding to the conditions or travelling too close to the vehicle in front that this incident could have been a lot worse. Unfortunately accidents do happen and dcsrhat was just unlucky. (or lucky?) I'm just glad that all we lost today was a bike and not another rider.